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MagicCon 4 | Vortrag | Elf versus Roboter | by Robert Corvus

Every genre has its archetypes: The elf belongs to fantasy like the robot to science fiction.

Beautiful, pointy-eared, long-haired, accurate with the bow and magically gifted on the one hand.

Metallic, callous, rational, laser-fast reasoning and optimized for its function on the other.

If elves and robots don’t have much in common at first glance, a closer look reveals similarities. They are long-lived, their thinking and ethics do not correspond to human conventions, but within their community and with their habitat they are closely connected. In the end, are they closer than they seem? For example, in terms of their dramaturgical function when it comes to writing novels?

Bestselling author Robert Corvus sheds light on this question in his talk Elf versus Robot.

Lecturer: Robert Corvus
Duration: 60 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
With Robert Corvus we welcome one of Germany's most successful fantasy authors to MagicCon.

Currently, Ruinen der Macht, the final volume of his trilogy Gezeichten der Macht has been published. Titles such as Feuer der Leere and Das Imago-Projekt preceded it. He has been active in BattleTech and occasionally writes for the world's greatest science fiction series, Perry Rhodan. He is also the translator of the Dune role-playing game. Together with Bernhard Hennen, Robert is adapting one of the basic adventure campaigns of the The Dark Eye role-playing game, Die Phileasson-Saga, as a twelve-part novel series. Robert has been a full-time writer since 2013. Before that, writing was a hobby and avocation for 25 years.

Robert has been a soldier, management consultant and project manager in international corporations. He has backpacked around the world, pilgrimaged to Santiago de Compostela and taught karate. After working in Münster and Sindelfingen, he now lives in Cologne.

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